The Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund has been providing financial assistance to young golfers for over 30 years. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to young men and women who are pursuing post-secondary studies in Canada. For 2019, the Fund will see some exciting new changes including a rebranding initiative that will hope to create more awareness around the program as well an increase in the number of annual awards available.
For 2019, the Fund will officially change its name from the Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund to the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund to better align its relationship with Golf Manitoba. By leveraging a name change as well introducing a new visual identifier, these changes will help to increase the visibility of the Fund within the local golf community. “We feel that until recently, the Fund was not necessarily perceived as being connected to Golf Manitoba and that perhaps our young golfers were not aware that these awards were available for them to apply for,” said Fund President, Dennis Langrell. “It is our hope that better aligning the Fund with the Golf Manitoba brand enhances the Funds visibility within the golf community and that we’ll see an increase in the number of annual applications.”
The Fund is also in the process of transferring over all capital assets into a trust managed by The Winnipeg Foundation. Upon completion of the transfer, the Fund value will more than double its current value of just over $200,000. The increase is attributable to a substantial endowment from the estate of long-time Golf Manitoba volunteer, the late Brian Gilhuly, capital contributions from David Hill in support of the Dr. Dwight Parkinson Memorial Scholarship and from a matching funds program of The Winnipeg Foundation.
As the Fund grows, so does its annual offering of awards. For 2019, there have been two new scholarships created and one existing scholarship perpetuated within the last few months. The Brian Gilhuly Memorial Scholarship will provide an annual award of $2,000 and the Dr. Dwight Parkinson Memorial Scholarship will also provide an annual award of $2,000. The Fund will also administer an annual award of $2,000 in memory of the late PGA of Canada golf professional, Craig Yahiro.
“We are extremely grateful to those individuals and organizations who have generously contributed to the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund over the past 30 years,” said Golf Manitoba President, Vince Mariani. “With a substantial and growing capital fund means we can provide more awards to assist young people in their pursuit of furthering and enhancing their education and can continue to do so for many years to come.”
Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund awards are available to all Golf Manitoba members in addition to those young people who are currently involved with golf either through employment or participation such as playing on a high school golf team. Scholarships are awarded based largely on academic achievement, however golf ability and community involvement are also considered.
To apply, applicants can visit golfmb.ca/scholarship to download an application form. The annual deadline for applications is is June 30th.
Donations To The Fund
The Fund greatly appreciates the incredible support it has received over the past 30 years and looks to the local community for support. The Fund has been greatly assisted in building its Capital Fund through the generosity of Golf Manitoba, various golf clubs and other organizations and individuals. The greater the Fund, the greater the academic assistance it will be in a position to provide.
If you or your golf club would like to support the Fund, you can make a donation on-line or by sending a cheque to the Fund at:
Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund Inc.
420 -145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2Z6.
As the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency, all donations will yield a tax-deductible receipt.
For more information about the Fund, please visit golfmb.ca/scholarship.
About the Golf Manitoba Scholarship Fund: The Manitoba Golf Scholarship Fund is a registered charity, the object of which is to provide financial assistance to young golfers entering or continuing in a post-secondary educational institution in Canada. Since 1986, the Fund has awarded over 180 scholarships totalling over $205,000 to 36 different golf clubs throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.
About Golf Manitoba: Golf Manitoba is the governing body for golf in the province of Manitoba and North West Ontario. Its mission is to develop, promote, govern and service the sport of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario for the benefit of all participants.
Recognized by Sport Manitoba as the Provincial Sport Organization for golf in the province, Golf Manitoba is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the sport of golf in Manitoba and North West Ontario. Golf Manitoba is also involved in national golf events through its affiliation with Golf Canada.
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